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Frank Partridge VC Public School
Educating your child for a bright future
PO Box 288 Centenary Parade Nambucca Heads NSW 2448 Phone 6568 7100 Fax 6568 9147
Email [email protected]
Newsletter Issue 33
Term 4 Week 6
10th November, 2015
Welcome to Week 6 of Term 4. I hope everyone had a great weekend.
Congratulations to Keenan Breasley who was recognised for his Public Speaking efforts at a
special Indigenous Awards Ceremony held in Woolgoolga on Tuesday. Mrs Bekis and Aunty
Nerida attended the awards and our whole school is very proud of the efforts of this young
man. Well done Keenan!
3.30 - 5.30pm
Whilst on the topic of awards it is important that our whole school community understand
the philosophy behind our Presentation Day, which is to be held on December the 9 th. We
have several individual awards that focus on the efforts and results of our senior students.
Fri 13th Nov
We also have several class awards that will be earned by students who have demonstrated a
level of excellence in a variety of aspects of their schooling. These awards are there to
acknowledge excellence. They are quite prestigious and winners will have demonstrated excellent levels of effort, engagement or results in either a Key Learning Area or in line with our
Mon 9th Nov
school’s focus on engagement and work ethic. These awards are linked closely to our strateAll Week
gic directions as they are presented in front of our community, recognise quality engageLeadership 2016
ment by students and reward excellence as students strive to reach their full potential. UnSpeeches
fortunately, it is not possible to reward all students. Some students may have tried hard this
year, but will not receive a certificate. Parents and carers have a real role to play in discussing this with their children. Often rewards come from the inside and the knowledge that you
have tried your best and will strive to do even better next year. Please reinforce this concept Wed 11th Nov
with your child at home. Presentation Day is a chance for us all to acknowledge the existence Mixed League
of excellence within our school, show all students what can be achieved with hard work and
9.30 - 2.30
diligence, and provide encouragement for all students to work to their full potential each
and every day. WE need our parents and carers to come along on the 9 of December at
9:30am in the school hall and join us in this very important celebration. Your presence means
a lot to our students and shows them that you truly value a quality education along with the Thurs 12th Nov
SCP Excursion to
opportunities it can provide.
Mr Freebairn and a group of Stage 2 students enjoyed their first Circus Troupe activity on Friday. By all accounts, Mrs Raini Herron and her team did a great job and the kids are ready
and raring to go again this week.
Mon 23rd Nov
Year 10 work experience students have again elected to spend a week with us getting an inNAIDOC
side view of many of the roles within a school and hopefully becoming inspired to do the
hard yards and become an educator. I will be talking with the groups this week about what is
involved in becoming a teacher and how to get the most out of their work experience week.
We look forward to welcoming these guys into our school. For some of them, they will be
returning to their old primary school and teachers.
Leadership speeches began Monday morning. All Year 5 students have been provided with a time table
and are ready to go, having created a speech and practiced it. The real challenge is presenting it to the
school. ALL students who show the courage and determination to do this should be very proud of themselves. The subsequent election to School Captain or Prefect is quite an honour. However, any student
who makes their speech can be proud of their efforts and should see themselves as a leader in 2016, regardless of whether they have a badge or not.
Fun Run forms have been sent home. All dates and expectations are included in the written information.
Should you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher or Mr Freebairn.
Our last rep teams will be heading over to Coffs Harbour on Wednesday for a League Tag day. 40 Stage 2
and Stage 3 students have been training the house down each lunch time for the past few weeks. I am
sure that we will have a great time.
SCP will be heading off on a very exciting excursion to Way Way on Thursday. Mrs Parkins has planned a
wonderful day, along with Mrs Haase. I am sure the kids will enjoy exploring the curriculum and it’s concepts in a real life situation.
Have a great week. Todd.
Thanks must be given to Valla Lions Club for their continued support of our Breakfast Club. We would also like to thank Mark Fenech from Lucky 7 for his can-do attitude and ongoing support!
Kindergarten Enrolments for 2016
If your child is starting Kinder next year, you will need to fill in an enrolment form before they start.
Can you please call into the Front Office to arrange this as soon as possible.
Family Fun Night
We invite all families to join us on this special night as we watch your children perform.
Mark Friday 4th December on your calendars!
Class Merit Awards
KD: Cooper McElroy, Shanae Breust, KL: Iana Mackay, Roary Dahlstrom, 2/1H: Kden Carter, Amelia Jones, 2/1E: Levi Quinlin, 2/1W: Elvis Jarrett, Bianca Wilson, Emma Wall, 4/3F: Tarran JarrettMarks, Max Bowen, Jasmine Glidden, 4/3D: Matthew Daley, Jake Duckett, 4/3M: Kyan JarrettMarks, 6/5S: Phoebe Schram, Jake Pearson, 6/5L: William Glidden, Alex Parker, 6/5N: Tyrone
Bowden, Josh Munro, SCP: Monica Bognar Major, Shaela Little, Tyreece Buchanan, SCT: Lachlan
McElhinney Summers, Cohen Wilson.
Class of the Week - 6/5S
Newcastle Permanent Maths Competition
Merit: Hayley Jacob-Harju, Damon Simon-Wilson, Keenan Breasley, Christa Parker, Sonja Stone,
Distinction: Adam Griffiths, Jack Kennedy.
Well Done Keenan!
Fun with Ritchie
And Wash Program!
Mayo or Aioli
Hot Ham Cheese Roll
Warmed in oven till
cheese has melted
and Roll is Crunchy!
Linguine Pasta with
Chicken, Baby Spinach,
Pesto & Parmesan
6 Dino Nuggets
Price: $4.50 Small
Skate demos, competitions and learn to skate!
Macksville Park Fun and Fitness Official Opening and
Nambucca River Festival
Everyone’s invited to join in the fun when Macksville Park
Fun and Fitness is officially opened with special skate demos and competitions at Macksville Skate Park on Saturday
The event begins at 9.30am at the skate park, with pro
skaters showing off their moves. Bring your own skateboard or scooter to have a go in the competitions or get a
free lesson throughout the morning. The events are suitable for kids of all ages.
Nambucca Shire Council and the NSW government have
funded the skate park and other works in Macksville Park,
including lighting for the touch football fields, a community
recreation room at the Macksville Memorial Aquatic Centre
and fitness trails throughout the park. For more information closer to the day, see Council’s website at
In the late morning, the Nambucca River Festival kicks off
with events on the Nambucca River and on the foreshore.
Music, food, and festivities will continue throughout the
weekend. For more information on the Festival, go to
New “Busways” Bus Applications for students in 2016
If your child catches a bus and is going into Year 3 in 2016 you would have received a new
bus application from Busways.
Please return this form to the Front Office as soon as possible so they can be sent off before the end of
the year. They will post out the new pass to you during the Christmas break.
Please note your child will need this new pass to travel on the bus in 2016.